Choosing The Right Faucet for Your Home

Choosing a new faucet can be downright overwhelming. With all of the styles, features, colors, and designs, and price ranges, it can be tough to know just where to start.

Go beyond looks alone. It’s easy to get caught up in the looks of a new faucet. While you definitely want something that is attractive, be sure to consider the practical as well. Remember, you’ll likely be living with this faucet for a long time.

Things to think about: spout height and reach, pull-down versus conventional sprayers, number of holes in the sink, single versus multiple handles.

Price. Really take a look at what you are spending. Are you getting what you need but overspending for features you don’t need? Are you paying too little for something fairly low quality that you may find you are replacing in just a short time?

Height. Faucets can vary a lot in height. If you have a shelf above the sink, you need to consider whether the taller spouts will fit. But, if it is too short, you may find water sloshing up behind the faucet each time you use it. You can usually find just the right look in a variety of heights.

Finishes. With all of the finishes on the market, you can definitely find the look you want to match the rest of your décor. From polished chrome, satin nickel and bronze, most are durable and will last for years.

The holes in your sink. If you switch from one style to another you need to take into account the number of holes in your sink or countertop. If you don’t, you could find yourself unable to change styles or be willing to replace your countertop.

Think convenience. Single faucets have a lot of advantages. They are easier to clean, easier to adjust the water temperature and, if you add a pull-down sprayer in the kitchen, you can add reliability to the list.

As always, we’re here to answer any questions you have about replacing your faucets. Just give us a call!